Are you nervous when you go to the dentist? We realize most people are apprehensive to be in the dental chair. At our office we like to take precautions with your health, we start by taking your blood pressure as soon as you sit down. It only takes a minute and is a great benefit for our patients in many ways. Patients that have had dangerously high blood pressure before beginning dental work are advised to see their physician, in some cases we dismiss the patient and re-schedule the appointment until after they have seen a doctor. It is also important for patients to inform their dental providers if they are on medication for high blood pressure, there are different approaches we can take so that we do not increase it. At Midway Family & Cosmetic Dentistry we care about our patients overall health, not just the health of their teeth.